Services for children with disabilities

We provide support for children with disabilities and their families.

You can ask for an assessment of your child's needs and you can also request an assessment of the needs of the people looking after your child, including siblings.

You can do this by either by phoning ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 or by getting a professional involved with you and your family to refer you to the children with disabilities support team on 01307 473751.

Following assessment of your child's needs, if you are eligible for support a number of options may be available to assist you in meeting the agreed outcomes for your child and family.

These include:

  • outreach or group work
  • care at home and support
  • residential respite care

Through self directed support options exist to allow you to decide how best to arrange the support for your child and family. Visit our organise your own support and care page for more information.

Watch our Meeting the Needs of Children video.

View a transcript of the Meeting the Needs of Children with Disabilities DVD.

This DVD is subtitled and you can also get a copy that includes large print or in Braille by calling ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.